The Shepherd (Pastir, later published as The Magic Ring).

A fairy tale of a cowherd, a princess, an Emperor, and a kingdom, illustrated with little figures in a surreal folkloric landscape that looks almost like a toy set. One illustration contains a car and the date 1957.



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The Shepherd (Pastir, later published as The Magic Ring).
Valjavec, Matija and Cene Vipotnik.
/Marlenka Stupica, illustrator.
Ljubljana, Slovenia: Mladinska knjiga, 1958, 1st printing Eng.; trans. by F. J. Copeland from the Slovenian; red cloth spine with yellow boards and Stupica painting of man herding cow and carrying sticks in a landscape; oblong 33.4x23; np.
Picture Book hardcover tall.
CONDITION: Very Good; tiny owner initials free front endpaper, dirt stains to spine, top edge, and top edges of boards; soil to boards quite light, extrems bumped with one corner rubbed through; endpapers and pages very flat and clean, tight in binding.
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